Monday, March 30, 2009

Another great idea of what to do with your grandchildren this summer!

What a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your grandchildren this summer!
http://www.unt.edu/call/call_grandparents.html
A fun-filled learning adventure is coming to the University of North Texas June 25-26, 2009. Grandparents University® features fun for all participants, according to Dr. Michael McPherson, program dean.During their time on campus, grandchildren (ages 7-12), along with their granpdarents, may choose from a variety of “majors” on topics, including:
Art
Music
Graphic Design
Emergency Administration and Planning
Spanish
Generational Research
Environmental Technologies
Astronomy
Merchandising
Criminal Justice
Participants have a one of a kind chance to live on-campus and explore UNT. Students will engage child-friendly, hands-on learning that results in a Grandparents University® “degree.”
The cost to attend for a grandparent/ grandchild combination is $260 without housing and $295 with housing.
For more info on any topic listed above, click here to be directed to the summaries page.
To view the schedule for June 25-26, 2009, click here.
To register, click here.
Grandparents University® gives multi-generational families the opportunity to experience college life together during the summer. It is also an optimal time to help alumni and other adults supportive of the UNT mission to become re-acquainted with the campus and to introduce their grandchildren to the many learning opportunities available at UNT.
The term Grandparents University® is a registered trademark of the United States Patent Office and is used with permission. Grandparents University® at the University of North Texas is based on the program which originated in 2001 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Something for you and your grandkids to do this summer!

My daughter wanted to go bowling for her birthday. Even though she had only been once, she thought it sounded like a lot of fun. And it was! We had the best time. It did not matter what the score was, it was fun to get out and do something different.

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a bowling alley in what is now our fashionably trendy area known as Bishop Arts. My parents, aunts and uncles, and all of us kids were regulars. It seemed like so much fun to compete as a group and against yourself.

Today I found a great website that is offering 2 free games of bowling EVERY DAY all summer long!

And to accommodate parents, and I am guessing grandparents, you can take advantage of this offer:

In order to accommodate parents and older children in your family that may like to bowl, the participating bowling centers are offering a Family Pass. The Family Pass provides the same great "2 games a day" package for up to 4 adult family members for a one-time payment of $23.95.

Our trip to the lanes cost $9.00 for one game and shoe rental, each, so you can see what a bargain this is.

If you are keeping your darlings this summer and wondering what ever can you do to fill up their time, check this out. There aren't too many in the Dallas area yet, but it says to keep checking. And they are all over the US.

Click on this link and it will show you all the details.

http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Half Price Books Coupons

Isn't it funny how everything old is new again? Actually Solomon commented there is nothing new under the sun back in Ecclesiastes 1:9-14.

But for many of my older adults, recycling is the way they have always lived.

My grandmother would wash foil. She saw no sense in using it just one time and a quick rinse and it was good to go again. As a child, you can imagine how backward I thought she was. But today the emphasis is on using things over and over, trying to avoid filling the earth with waste so there is room for all of us.

One of the best places to save money and take advantage of someone else paying full price, is Half Price Books. I'm not sure they are the best to sell your books to, but you can definitely get almost anything you want for half the cover price. Sometimes even more.

I received an email from them today for coupons discounting their books even more. You might want to get on their mailing list and join so you can enjoy the extra savings.

Here is a link to their website. Just click on mailing list.

http://www.halfpricebooks.com

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wills and Power of Attorney Clinic

DO YOU NEED A WILL…????
DO YOU HAVE A MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY OR LIVING WILL/ADVANCED DIRECTIVES?

GET YOUR DOCUMENTS FOR “FREE”*
NOTARY SERVICE PROVIDED
AND SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR A “FREE”* WILL

SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2009
9:00 A.M. TO NOON

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
4105 JUNIUS AT HASKELL
DALLAS, TX 75246

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

SPONSORED BY:
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers -
Elder Law Committee
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
(A Joint Program of the Dallas Bar and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas)

* Subject to the Federal Poverty Guidelines

RSVP Today!

This is an opportunity to learn about some of the issues being debated this 81st State Legislative Session and to do some advocacy on the issues!!! Hope to see you there!! Lynda

Health & Housing Advocacy Forum

Learn about important health and housing issues that are being
debated by the Texas Legislature. The 81st State Legislative Session
will end June 1st, so your help is needed now!!

Speakers will introduce you to specific bills and
explain why they are important.

When: Friday, March 27, 8:00-10:00am
Continental Breakfast

Where: Visiting Nurse Association
1440 W. Mockingbird, Dallas
Parking available behind building

Speakers:

Anita Bradberry, Executive Director, Texas Association for Home Care
Dave Hogan, Manager, Dallas City Crisis Intervention Unit
Albert Martin, Executive Director, North Texas Housing Coalition
David Thomason, Chairman, Texas Senior Advocacy Coalition and
Vice President of the Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging


This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to
Sheryl Pollard at 214-689-2308 or pollards@vnatexas.org